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Gladstone Pacific Nickel Ltd (GPN) is undertaking the Gladstone Pacific nickel cobalt refinery project in Gladstone, Australia.
The project involves the construction of new nickel cobalt refinery plant which will be developed in stages.
The first stage will have capacity of 63,000 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) of nickel and 5,000MTPA of cobalt and the second stage will have the capacity of 126,000MTPA of nickel and 10,400MTPA of cobalt per annum.
The project includes the construction of residue storage facility (RSF), slurry and seawater pipelines between the Marlborough mine and the refinery, residue and return liquor pipelines between the refinery and the RSF, material handling facilities at the Gladstone port, a processing unit, a warehouse, an administrative facility, parking and other related facilities, and the installation of fire safety systems.
On October 4, 2005, the project was declared a Significant Project for which an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was required. The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the EIS were developed in early 2006 following a public review process.
On July 12, 2006, project was granted Major Project Facilitation (MPF) status by the Federal Government of Australia.
URS Pty Ltd has been appointed as Environmental consultant and Resource and Land Management Services (RLMS) has been appointed as lead consultant.
In April 2007, the initial EIS document was approved by the Coordinator-General for public release and displayed for public inspection from April - May, 2007.
The written submissions on the EIS were accepted by the Department of Infrastructure until May 28, 2007. GPN worked through the final stages of the EIS process during 2008, following the public review process.
GPN has finalised the land purchase agreement with the Queensland Government's Minister for Industrial Development which secures the land required for the Company's proposed project.
In January 2009, the Queensland State Government approved the EIS for the construction and operation of first and second stages.
The Federal Government then assessed the project under federal legislation with regard to matters of national environmental significance and federal approval for the EIS was received in May 2009.
On July 15, 2013, the EIS for the project was expired. However after the negotiations process, the EIS has been extended to February 12, 2014.
GPN still needs approval from the Queensland Government to go ahead with the project.
As of June 2017, project secured EIS approvals with conditions.
The project involves the construction of a nickel cobalt refinery at the intersection of Hanson and Reid Roads, Yarwun Precinct, Gladstone, Australia.
The US$3,650 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a refinery to produce 63,000MTPA of nickel and 5,000MTPA of cobalt per annum in the first stage
2. Construction of a refinery to produce 126,000MTPA of nickel and 10,400MTPA of cobalt per annum in the second stage